I can't close my wallet.
No....there's not too much money in it. It's all those stupid reward cards, like Walgreen's "wellness" card. Every store under the sun gives a card that you present at your time of purchase and you get points, or rewards, or ten percent off your next purchase, or a discount on your birthday, or a baby pony....or whatever.
Now my wallet is so full of the offending cards that I can't close it. I also can't find my keys, phone or lipstick in the mess that is my purse. That wasteland only seems to produce chewed gum, lintly lollipops and those damn cards.
Which leads me to this internal dialogue every time I buy something:
Me: (Said in a Scottish accent because having voices in your head is way more fun if one of them has an accent.) Awww crahhp! Ah've fergotten me carhd.
Annoyed Me: What's the point of those cards anyway?
Me: Ets just en case yew geht a deahl.
Annoyed Me: But I never get a deal.
Me: Buht ye mighht.
Annoyed Me: (Sighs Scottishly, and digs through my abomination of a purse to find the appropriate card....which of course, I can't find.)
Really, why do I hang onto the idea that these cards will help save money? I've had a Shopko Rewards card since the beginning of time and the only thing it has given me is 10% off on my birthday....which is the day after Christmas, and you couldn't pay me any amount of money to go shopping on THAT day.
Hastings, Maurices, Shopko, Walgreens, Rite Aide, Albertson's, Safeway, Sears, Staples, Blick, Sally Beauty, Ikea, OfficeMax, Auntie's Pretzels, the frozen yogurt place, the local pizza chain....the list goes on and on and ON FOREVER. So why do I hang on to them, sifting through the endless pile?
Because I might get a deal.
What's your retail pet peeve?